Topkapi Palace & Harem Fast Track Admission & Highlights Tour by an Official Guide

Skip-the-Lines Entrance ⏱ 30-Minute Orientation with an Official Guide ✔️ Audio Guide 🎧 Unlimited Stay Inside 📷

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Skip the ticket lines at Topkapi Palace and Harem!

Book your ticket and save your time for the glorious beauty inside this unique museum in Istanbul that reveals the royal heritage of Istanbul. You will skip the ticket line as a museum official will company you with digital tickets. Once you are taken into the Topkapi Museum, there is no time limit until inside the museum's closing time. 

Enjoy an orientation by a professional guide that starts regularly through the day. So you will learn about the history of the palace and see where to find which section. Do not forget: Topkapi Palace covers a massive area extending through multiple courtyards! So, the knowing the locations of distant collections is a key to enjoy this museum. Learn from a professional briefly in 20 Minutes

Inside the Topkapi Palace, there is also a Harem Section that requires a second pass. Your official guide will take you into Harem at the end of the Highlights Tour. 

According the the new regulations, starting from the 1st of January 2024, the Topkapi Palace and Harem are accessbile with a single combined ticket and there will be no more seperate sales.

The price per person is 1500 TL.

Hightlights For The Topkapi Palace Visit:

  • Enjoy the Fast Entrance with a licensed insider including an orientation by an official museum staff  
  • Explore the House of Sultans and Queens of Istanbul where they lived for 4 centuries
  • Access to all of the famous collections including the Divan, Treasury, Jewelries, Kitchens and Harem at the end
  • Listen and Learn from the Smart Audio Guide App about all the sections

What to see at the Topkapi Palace and Harem?

Until the modern times, the Topkapi Palace had been the house of the Ottoman Dynasty in Istanbul for 4 centuries. It is consisted of several courtyards in an extensive and exclusively located area that is surrounded by 15th century walls.

Today, the area serves as a great museum complex, which amazes its visitors by its glorious decorations and unmatched collections. 

The Harem of Topkapi Palace, meanwhile, had been the residential quarter of the Topkapi Palace when it was the home of the Ottoman Dynasty and its Administration. 

What is included with this ticket inside the Topkapi Palace?

Basically, with this ticket, you may visit all the central courtyards from the 1st to the 4th that ends up at great terraces with astonishing views. In more detail, the most important quarters are included:

  • the Administrative parts like the Divan and its surrudninds including exhibitions like Armory and Clocks Rooms are some of the essentials. 
  • the Kitchens and its fabulous collections that exhibits both the daily life (particularly coffee!)and luxury as well as one of the best porcelain and glass collections of the world
  • the Enderun Courtyard that was private for sultans the Palace School, the Paintings Section, the Library , the Holy Relics of Islam
  • the fourth section with pavilions and hanging gardens belonging to the sultan the Baghdad and Revan Kiosks and Iftariye Balcony, the Dressing Room which are the most distinguished and aesthetically advanced examples of Ottoman classical architecture. 
  • The newly opened (May 2023) collecitons of Treasury in the 4th courtyard stands out with their new setting inside. 
  • The terrace of Osman III and the Eunuchs Courtyard are opened in 2024 January. 

Where is the Harem Section inside the Topkapi Palace?

The famous Harem of the Topkapi Palace is inside the second courtyard of the Palace. Your official museum guide will company you to its entrance once the highlights tour is over. 

The other extra visits you can add while discovering this complex are the Istanbul Archaeological Museums and the Hagia Irene, which is one of the ancient structures in Istanbul. You can get all the necessary information from your guides while visiting Topkapi Palace. 



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